Ecclesiastes 8 Chapter 8. KJV 1 Who is as the wise man? 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. Ecclesiastes 8:11 Context. Commentary. 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. 1 Who is as the wise man? 2 I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. Vengeance comes slowly, but it comes surely. 10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 16 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:). 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. 8 As no one has power over the wind to contain it, so[ a] no one has power over the time of their death. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. 8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. Library "For they that are after the Flesh do Mind," Rom. A man’s wisdom makes h Ecclesiastes 8:6 Context. Ecc 8:8 - There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that … 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? Do not take your stand for an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him.”. And who knows the interpretation of a thing? 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? To sum up, Ecclesiastes provides instruction on how to live meaningfully, purposefully and joyfully within the theocratic arrangement -- primarily by placing God at the center of one's life, work and activities, by … Ecclesiastes 10:8 Parallel Commentaries . There is no man that hath power {g} over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. for the sake of your oath to God. Who knows the explanation of things? Who else can interpret the words of God, or teach aright from his truths and dispensations? Ecclesiastes 8:5 Context. Red Letter. 3. Ecclesiastes 8:8 Parallel. 9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness a of his face shall be changed. What madness must it be for weak and dependent creatures to rebel against the Almighty! 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. Commentary. NIV 1 Who is like the wise? 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. Ecclesiastes 8:8 Context. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power; And. 14 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity. We must all die, no flight or hiding-place can save us, nor are there any weapons of effectual resistance. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 9 All this I saw, as I applied my mind to everything done under the sun. How solemn the thought! He would not have us try to give a reason for what God does. Ecclesiastes 8 :: New King James Version (NKJV) Strong's. 8 Who is as the wise man? A person’s … a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. Geneva Study Bible. Solomon commended joy, and holy security of mind, arising from confidence in God, because a man has no better thing under the sun, though a good man has much better things above the sun, than soberly and thankfully to use the things of this life according to his rank. 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed 1 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? (14-17)1-5 None of the rich, the powerful, the honourable, or the accomplished of the sons of men, are so excellent, useful, or happy, as the wise man. Ecclesiastes 8 Who is as the wise man? Ecclesiastes 8. But, leaving the Lord to clear up all difficulties in his own time, we may cheerfully enjoy the comforts, and bear up under the trials of life; while peace of conscience and joy in the Holy Ghost will abide in us through all outward changes, and when flesh and heart shall fail.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. Ecc 8:1 ¶ Ecc 8:1 - Who is like a wise man? Wickedness, by which men often escape human justice, cannot secure from death.9-13 Solomon observed, that many a time one man rules over another to his hurt, and that prosperity hardens them in their wickedness. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? Here is, I. 8. Ecclesiastes 8:17 Parallel. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. Geneva Study Bible. Ecclesiastes 8:8. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? Ecclesiastes 1:8 Parallel. This is added as another evidence of man’s misery. 14 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his f Ecclesiastes 8:17 Parallel Commentaries. 1 Who is as the wise man? Ecclesiastes 7 Ecclesiastes 9 Chapter 8. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? 11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it. Ecclesiastes 8:4 Context. Library. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God. 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. ECCLES 8:2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. 16 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:). What numbers form wrong judgments, and bring misery on themselves, in this life and that to come!6-8 God has, in wisdom, kept away from us the knowledge of future events, that we may be always ready for changes. 17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it. The believer alone is prepared to meet the solemn summons. viii. According to Ecclesiastes, what two things does a wise man's heart discern. 7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? Ecclesiastes 10:8 Parallel. Ecclesiastes 8 King James Version KJV Who is as the wise man? (1-5) To prepare for sudden evils and death. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. Verse. the strength. Listen to the Bible. As no one is discharged in time of war, so wickedness will not release those who practice it. This is the King James Version of the Audio Bible. 10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity. Commendations of wisdom. Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 King James Version (KJV) 11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. A good man's days have some substance; he lives to a good purpose: a wicked man's days are all as a shadow, empty and worthless. (6-8) It shall be well with the righteous, and ill with the wicked. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. The Book of Ecclesiastes read by Alexander Scourby. 1 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? Paragraph. Oh that men were wise, that they understood these things, that they would consider their latter end! a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. Ecclesiastes 8:7 Context. 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. 9 All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt. (9-13) Mysteries of Providence. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it. 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. 12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God. Ecclesiastes 8:3 Parallel Commentaries. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 9 All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt. (9-13) Mysteries of Providence. Commendations of wisdom. Library. No man hath power over the spirit — That is, over the soul of man; to retain the spirit — To keep it in the body beyond the time which God hath allotted to it. 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. Commentary. One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. Geneva Study Bible {d} Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatever pleaseth him. Commentary for Ecclesiastes 8. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. (d) Do not withdraw from yourself lightly from the obedience of your prince. Library. 9 All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? Ninety thousand die every day, upwards of sixty every minute, and one every moment. Ecclesiastes 8 . KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival, KJV, Reference Bible, Center-Column Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Reference Bible, Personal Size Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version. Ecclesiastes 8:1: Who is as the wise man? Ecclesiastes 8:3 Parallel. Read verse in King James Version 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV (Dramatized) NLT (Dramatized) NIV (Narrated) NIV (Dramatized) NASB (Narrated) RVR60 (Español) Obey Authorities for God’s Sake. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. 3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) / Ecclesiastes / Ecclesiastes 8; Share Tweet. 11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Ecclesiastes King James Version KJV The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. (1-5) To prepare for sudden evils and death. King James Translators' Notes. Sinners herein deceive themselves. Ecclesiastes 1:8 Parallel Commentaries . 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. Solomon, in this chapter, comes to recommend wisdom to us as the most powerful antidote against both the temptations and vexations that arise from the vanity of the world. Ecclesiastes 8 King James Version (KJV) 8 Who is as the wise man? Ecclesiastes 8 ; ECCLES 8:1 Who is as the wise man? (6-8) It shall be well with the righteous, and ill with the wicked. 6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. ( D) Do not be hasty to go from his presence. Commentary. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 King James Version (KJV). King James Version (KJV). Ecclesiastes 8 King James Version (KJV) 8 Who is as the wise man? 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. discharge: or, casting off weapons. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. Geneva Study Bible. Geneva Study Bible . I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV - To every thing there is a season, and a - Bible Gateway. 8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. Tools. Read full chapter. and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? Commentary. # the boldness: Heb. 15 Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. 12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou? 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